Engineering & Technology Materials Science and Engineering


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04 Sep 2017
Solid crystals that self-assemble to form channels for an electric current could make safer batteries.
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01 Sep 2017
Investigation of paper-based electronics continues to advance, showing exciting signs of progress.
Dark materials squeeze green fuel from sunlight
28 Aug 2017
Metallic nanostructures that slow down light dramatically can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen fuel generation.
Shape-shifters soak up sunshine
28 Aug 2017
Photosensitive perovskites change shape when exposed to light.
Domain pattern control in ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 nanorods
28 Aug 2017
Nagoya University-led international collaboration develops new approach to advanced sensor and energy harvesting devices based on controlling domain alignment in nanostructured ferroelectric materials.
High resolution images were obtained, particularly in the Z axis direction, when brain slices were wrapped with a CYTOP® nanosheet (B, C), whereas the control sample yielded blurred images (A).
25 Aug 2017
A nanosheet made of organic polymers has been developed to prevent the drying and deforming of biological samples, thus enabling high-quality imaging under microscopes.
Professor Hyun-Wook Lee
24 Aug 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has made a surprising discovery: Making better batteries via real-time TEM obervation.
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23 Aug 2017
A new algorithm could help scientists decide the best atomic structures for the materials they design.
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23 Aug 2017
A new generation biopolymer based solid polymer electrolyte has been formulated for energy harvesting by fabricating dye-sensitized solar cells. The fabricated DSSCs achieved more than 10% of energy conversion efficiency.
3D particle tracking? There's an app for that
20 Aug 2017
Smartphones put state-of-the-art 3D particle tracking in the hands of the masses.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
14 Aug 2017
Using a green LED as a detector can help to boost data transmission rates
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14 Aug 2017
Determining the thermal properties of a versatile material could lead to new applications in energy storage, optoelectronic and flexible electronic devices
Fewer defects from a 2D approach
13 Aug 2017
Flatter materials have fewer imperfections, which makes for better solar cells and light sensors.
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10 Aug 2017
A soft, stick-on patch collects, analyzes and wirelessly transmits a variety of health metrics from the body to a smartphone.
Magnon circular birefringence: polarization rotation of spin waves and its applications
31 Jul 2017
An international team of researchers from Thailand, USA and Japan, has conducted a thorough study of an exotic behavior of material called “noncentrosymmetric antiferromagnet.”
Nature provides a key to repelling liquids
30 Jul 2017
A nature-based technique paves the way for cheaper and environmentally friendly liquid-repellent materials.
Prof Sun Fei and the new protein-based hydrogel developed by his team
28 Jul 2017
A research team led by Prof SUN Fei, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
25 Jul 2017
A South Korean researcher, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has recently been listed in the 2017 "Highly Prolific Authors" for Nano Letters by ACS Publications.
A new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals
25 Jul 2017
Researchers have developed a new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals.
Professor Sang-Il Seok 1
25 Jul 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 %.
Grinding chiral crystals of gold and isocyanide complexes caused them to transition into achiral crystals while simultaneously changing their emission properties.
25 Jul 2017
Crystals made from gold complexes change color as they change structure from “chiral” to “achiral” when ground.
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24 Jul 2017
A new flexible material changes its porous nature when exposed to light.
24 Jul 2017
3D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.
Electric-stimuli-responsive porous carbon nanorings with iodine
24 Jul 2017
Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity.
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19 Jul 2017
Multiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not only leads to shorter analysis time but also is a greener chemistry innovation.
A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light
16 Jul 2017
KAUST researchers predict that synchronized emissions from new on-chip lasers can produce artificial neural networks at low cost
Nanoparticles take a bite out of infections
10 Jul 2017
Spiky-shaped additives help antimicrobial coatings sense and inhibit bacteria growth on dental devices.
06 Jul 2017
Korean researcher Sung Jun Lim suggests easy analysis method to identify the structure of semiconductor nanoparticles in solution only by measuring absorption spectrum. It is expected to present a new direction for the studies of the structure and the properties of nanoparticles.
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05 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team developed a novel breed of nanocomposites-inspired sensors which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces, such as train tracks and aeroplane structures.
A zoomed-up image of the atomic arrangement on the LiTi2O4 film surface
04 Jul 2017
Researchers have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: lithium titanate.


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